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Associate Director Multi-Tumor Strategy Oncology OCAR

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Merck & Co., Inc

Gwynedd, PA

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Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 

legacy for over a century

. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.

This leader will report to the Director of US Oncology Support Services. The successful candidate is a high - performing individual responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and leading the implementation of strategic initiatives across OCAR to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of the oncology business across KEYTRUDA and EMEND.  Other oncology products to be evaluated based on need.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Identify the long term business and channel strategies for the US Oncology OCAR team at the portfolio level and ensure the development and execution of a robust plan

In conjunction with the brand team, develop tools and resources for the support service teams in OCAR  

Stays abreast of latest policy and testing updates and impact to Merck Oncology, competitors; works with the DC office to understand implications and helps develop strategy and tactics for OCAR teams 

Coordinates across the brand teams and OCAR

Coordinates communication efforts between multiple field teams to focus on KPIs, Dashboards, Measures

Continues to build resources to support field team’s understanding of KEYTRUDA and EMEND and all indication approvals

Solicits feedback from the field team and executes resources that will enhance customer interactions

Assists with meeting planning and logistics, includes coordination of customer engagements

Ensures surround - sound approach is being effectively utilized

Assists in profit planning and LROP needs

Responsible for reimbursement tactical business plan oversight and execution

Develop standard work and processes to ensure execution excellence across the organization 

Ensure that the roles across the scope of the US OCAR surround sound team are defined, optimized and capabilities defined with specific outcomes 

Coordinate and facilitate regular business reviews with each team to better understand the needs of the US OCAR support services organization and implement new strategies to drive differentiated value

Lead quarterly advisory board meetings and lead implementation of identified opportunities 

Lead quarterly business reviews with HQ staff 

Drive process to define the annual objectives for the US OCAR support services teams

Support the three contract organizations in OCAR including: evaluating each contract, driving RFPs, FMVs, developing metrics, tracking and measuring.  

Conduct field visits with the three contract organizations to understand needs and gaps as well as coordination with field teams 


Education Minimum Requirement:

B.S. / B.A Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

Minimum of 5 years pharmaceutical or healthcare industry experience

Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written and verbal communication, project management, planning, organization, facilitation, and consultative skills to influence decision - making

Strong judgment, prioritization, and decision - making skills, with understanding of broader context of corporate strategies

Proactive nature and ability to manage change, anticipate risks, and design controls or mitigation

Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor, manage, and provide clear expectations and priorities, with or without direct authority, by inspiring and creating a shared vision

Comfort and confidence in working with diverse teams and backgrounds

Requires approximately 10 - 20 % travel, including some weekends

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Oncology experience including understanding of market landscape, buy and bill model, and key decision makers / influencers 

Prior people management experience

Variety of work experience in sales, marketing, account management, operations, and / or payer

Extensive design / implementation and past success with Commercial Model structural evolution

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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